Posts Tagged ‘christmas shopping’
June 23rd, 20110
Whatever the weather at Glastonbury (last year very sunny, 2007 the wettest on record, this year starting wet, but will dry up, fingers crossed) the festival is THE place to do some people watching and it’s a fantastic opportunity to check out some amazing fashion. Looking good at a festival is an art, it has to look effortless and you have to be prepared for rain & shine.
So if our Bravissimo girls are heading to any of this summer’s festivals, here is your definitive guide to what to wear and what to bring. Pepperberry have some great festival fashion, the Crinkle Tiered Dress in orange is the perfect festival dress and will look great with a pair of posh Hunter wellies. Don’t forget your shorts, like Pepperberry’s Button Front Short in navy, they also look really cute with a pair of wellies, (and navy won’t show the mud). The Viscose Floral Scarf just screams Glastonbury, and a scarf is a pretty handy piece of clothing at a festival, it will keep your neck warm at night when there is a nip in the air, it will also protect you from the sun, if it gets too hot. The Long Shell Necklace has that hippy vibe and will complete your festival outfit.
Other Essential Items:
Long socks, (there is nothing worse than short socks disappearing into the depths of your wellies)
Small purse or bag, that you can wear across the body
Wellies (don’t bother with any other kind of footwear)
Waterproof jacket with hood
And don’t forget your toothbrush (you never know who you might kiss)
June 22nd, 20110
The Printed Wrap Dress comes in sunny yellow, which is on trend at the moment. Wrap dresses are hugely flattering for bigger boobs, so this dress really does create amazing cleavage. It is suitable for work, worn with a fitted jacket and heels, or a day out with the girls, accessorising with a cardi and a pair of wedges.
Everyone needs a maxi dress in their wardrobe, they are great for a holiday to make you feel a bit dressed up after a day in your beachwear, or for a wedding or day at the races. The Floral Print Maxi Dress is a beautiful, feminine and floaty maxi, it has a large, vibrant floral and is fully lined.
The Bandeau Strappy Top in fitted jersey, is a must have for every summer wardrobe, it comes in black, cobalt blue, lemon, orange and white, you can wear it as a bandeau, or with the strap as a halterneck, it has a integrated bra, so you can go braless too. This top is extremely versatile, you could wear it with wide palazzo pants, cropped tapered chinos, a fifties full skirt, or a great pair of shorts; which brings us nicely to the Button Front Short, they come in navy and white and look great with a vest, or a little cotton shirt and waistcoat for that smarter look.
Finally to finish off your summer looks, you need something fabulous on your arm, so check out the Canvas Shopper Bag, this bag is an excellent wardrobe staple and will look great with any of the above outfits.
December 10th, 20100
Men can be very tricky to buy for at Christmas, whether it’s your other half, brother, Dad, friend, work colleague or other relative. So we’ve put our heads together and compiled a list of man friendly gifts for Christmas.
- Leather belt
- Man bag
- Dressing gown
- After shave
- A bottle of their favourite tipple
- Gig tickets
- A tangerine (only if he’s been really bad!)
- Money towards a post-Christmas get-away
- Gadgets, men love gadgets, whether for the garage, kitchen or just for fun, a gadget will usually push all the right buttons with a fella. What gadgets, we couldn’t tell you, we’re women! So you’ll have to do your research!
These are all fairly standard Christmas gifts for men, but from what we know about men, they’re quite simple creatures and as Christmas is a time for many of their favourite things; eating, drinking, sitting in front of the TV, receiving a gift on top of this is a bonus! Plus, we think that men get most of their underwear and socks over numerous Christmases, goodness knows the kind of underwear men would be wearing if they didn’t receive a couple of nice pairs of boxers at Christmas. So, although socks and underwear as gifts for men is a little cliché at least they’ll have a couple more pairs of nice pants to keep them going until next year! But if you don’t want to buy him underwear, why not buy yourself some? A gorgeous new lingerie set that you can both benefit from, now that’s our kind of present!
November 20th, 20090
Christmas shopping. How has it crept up so fast? Well if you’re like most of us here at Bravissimo, you haven’t even started yet, but don’t panic, luckily there is still time to shop, whether it’s on the high street or online. To give yourself a head start, why not buy a few extra gifts that can be given to most people, pampering bath sets, yummy chocolates, a bottle of Rioja etc, as there will undoubtedly be someone you accidently forget and if not you can have them as an extra treat for yourself instead!
Talking about treats for yourselves, use our Wish List to let your friends and family know you want without having the guilt of asking them directly. Plus the more you wish for, the more likely you are to get a surprise by giving your friends and family lots of options! But if you look at your wish list after you have sent it, you might ruin the surprise as this would be the equivalent of looking a the bottom of the wardrobe, or wherever your loved ones usually hide their gifts!!
Why not get started with your very own Christmas wish list